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    Treatment of Breast Cancer

    KAREN L. MAUGHAN, MARK A. LUTTERBIE, PETER S. HAM

    Treatment options for breast cancer include surgery; chemotherapy; and radiation, endocrine, and tissue-targeted therapies. Treatment choice depends on cancer stage, as well as comorbidities, lymph node involvement, hormone receptor status, ERBB2 overexpression, and patient...

    Hepatitis C: Diagnosis and Treatment

    THAD WILKINS, JENNIFER K. MALCOLM, DIMPLE RAINA, ROBERT R. SCHADE

    Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Testing is recommended for at-risk populations. Standard therapy for chronic infection includes pegylated interferon and ribavirin, with the goal of slowing or halting progression of...

    Radiologic Evaluation of Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Masses

    JONATHON M. WILLATT, ISAAC R. FRANCIS

    Most incidentally discovered adrenal masses are benign adenomas; however, further imaging evaluation may be needed if the mass cannot be characterized using the initial imaging study. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria guides this workup.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Thousands of Physicians Eligible for Settlement from UnitedHealth Group | <i>M</i><i><sc>ed</sc></i><i>W</i><i><sc>atch</sc></i> McNeil Recalls Pediatric Products; Infusion Pumps Also Recalled | FDA Evaluating Safety of Certain Drugs for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer |...

    Close-ups

    Learning About Prevention the Hard Way

    DOLAPO BABALOLA

    The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

    Editorials

    Life Beyond Breast Cancer

    AMBER L. ISLEY, DAWN MUSSALLEM-BUSS

    As family physicians, it is important to consider patients with breast cancer as entire persons with concerns beyond the pathology of their oncologic disease. Being knowledgeable about current breast cancer treatment options can help improve communication between physicians...

    Introducing “AFP By Topic: Editors’ Choice of Best Current Content”

    JAY SIWEK, KENNY LIN

    Are you looking for a good source of high-quality information on common clinical topics? Do you want to brush up on specific content areas for the Board exam? Look no further. AFP is pleased to announce the introduction of a new online feature—“AFP By Topic: Editors’ Choice...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    First-Line Treatment for Hypertension

    QUYNH BUI

    In comparing the effects of thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) with placebo, thiazide diuretics lowered mortality and morbidity from stroke, heart attack, and heart failure more than beta...

    Cochrane Briefs

    Aripiprazole vs. Other Atypical Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    Aripiprazole is less effective in treating schizophrenia than olanzapine (Zyprexa), but has fewer metabolic and sedative adverse effects. There is no difference in effectiveness between aripiprazole and risperidone (Risperdal); however, aripiprazole may be associated with...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Antiseptic Reduces Surgical Site Infections

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Safety of Psychotropic Medications in Breastfeeding

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Targeted Interventions for Adolescents to Prevent Drug Use

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Photo Quiz

    Asymptomatic Linear Hemorrhages

    MARIE J. HAN, JEFFREY J. BIDINGER, CHAD M. HIVNOR

    Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Updates Guidelines on Cervical Cytology Screening

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    One approach to further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer is to increase screening rates among women who have never been screened or who are screened infrequently. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently updated its recommendations on...

    Letters to the Editor

    What Is Proper Medication for Patients with Strep Throat?

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Breast Cancer Treatment

    If you have breast cancer, you will probably be treated by a team that includes a surgeon, an oncologist (cancer specialist), a radiation therapist, and your family doctor. Breast cancer treatment is complex and depends on many things.

    Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause chronic liver disease. It can be spread through the blood of a person with hepatitis C. You can’t get it through casual contact (for example, sneezing, coughing, shaking hands, hugging, kissing, sharing utensils or drinking glasses, using...



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